Community Energy and Peer-to-peer trading in the UK: an outline literature review.
Introduction Literature Conclusion Bibliography of on-line material
1 Introduction The topic of this outline literature review is the current difficult situation faced by community energy groups in the UK, and the way that local peer-to-peer trading of energy might provide a solution. Community energy groups are organisations operating at a local level and promoting some form of carbon reduction through energy saving or the generation of sustainable energy. This review concentrates on generation. Major difficulties restricting the growth of community energy initiatives in the UK are the very substantial reduction in recent years of the government subsidies for renewable energy schemes, and the limited capacity of the electricity grid to accept energy from geographically distributed sources. Peer-to-…